The 101st Rose Queen is Sequoyah High School Senior Louise Deser Siskel

Published : Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 7:05 PM

Louise Deser Siskel was named the 101st Rose Queen Tuesday night by Tournament of Roses President Gerald Freeny in an announcement and coronation ceremony at the Pasadena Playhouse.

Queen Louise is a senior at Sequoyah High School and lives in San Marino. She is currently a member of the Debate Team, and Judicial Committee at Sequoyah High School, YMCA Youth and Government, and researching breast cancer under Dr. Shehla Pervin at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

Queen Louise enjoys reading, playing board games with her family, traveling, and laughing with friends. She plans to study cellular and molecular biology and would like to attend Johns Hopkins University, The University of Chicago, or Yale University.

Queen Louise is the daughter of Charlie Siskel and Abigail Deser; she has one brother, Simon.

“For me, “The Melody of Life” is standing at the lab bench at 7 a.m., singing along to show tunes,”  Queen Louise said earlier. “It is classical music when I’m writing and 2000?s hits when I’m nervous. I belt out Cole Porter verses with my grandfather and ABBA anthems with my friends. Music has an astounding capacity to bring people together and has always been an integral part of my favorite traditions and most treasured memories. Music makes the world a more forgiving and more joyful place.”

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